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COMMUNITY

• Conversation Circles: Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Practice your English in a friendly, informal environment. We read and discuss articles from the West Coast Reader online. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Enhance Your Employment Skills: Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you looking to upgrade your skills or learn something new? In this introductory workshop you will discover how to use the library’s online resources like LinkedIn Learning and Mango Languages to take free courses on business, software, technology, creative skills and more. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Coldest Night of the Year: Feb. 26, 5 p.m.; Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Ave.; Delta’s 5th annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 26! This fun, family-friendly fundraising walk supports Deltassist’s emergency food and seniors’ services programs. We are excited to be able to gather outdoors for an in-person 2 km or 5 km walk through Ladner, OR you can participate virtually to support Deltassist. For full details (including how to get your CNOY toque) and to register, visit cnoy.org/location/delta.

• B.C. Opioid Crisis — Response, Safety & Resources: March 1, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. This 60-minute workshop presented in partnership with Seniors First BC provides information about the ongoing B.C. opioid emergency, including what opioids are, overdose causes, and how to identify an overdose. Additionally, it will discus how to respond to an overdose, some strategies to remain safe when using, and community resources. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• North Delta Rotary Club Shred-A-Thon: March 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunshine Hills Safeway parking lot, 6401 Scott Road; The North Delta Rotary Club, together with local Realtor Leah Bach, are pleased to host another Shred-A-Thon event on Saturday, March 5. It will be held at the southeast corner of the Safeway parking lot at Scott Road and 64th Avenue.

• 2022 Delta Youth Leadership Conference: April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Seaquam Secondary, 11584 Lyon Rd.; Hosted by the Delta Police Department and Delta School District. Attention Delta students! Come join us in a day of incredible learning at the 3rd Annual Delta Youth Leadership Conference. We have a full day lined up with some incredible speakers in the morning — award-winning entrepreneur and author Kendal Netmaker; DJ Baron S, the first female DJ for the Vancouver Canucks; and bestselling author, personal development coach and Champion UP founder Adrian Starks — followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. The day will start with a DJ, students will have the opportunity to win door prizes, and there will be free lunch provided. All student who attend the conference will receive volunteer hours. Register in advance at eventbrite.ca/e/delta-youth-leadership-conference-2022-tickets-224225543637. (This event was originally scheduled to take place Jan. 28 but has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

KIDS/TEENS

• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join our staff and other families live on Zoom for Storytime and introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Storytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• Babytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join library staff and other families live on Zoom for Babytime. Make language fun and help your baby develop speech and language skills. Enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Babytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• A Trip through the Animal World: Feb. 15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join FVRL staff and Urban Safari Rescue Society as we take a trip through the interesting world of animals. Meet insects, tarantulas, reptiles, snakes, turtles, ferrets, a sugar glider and more. Discover how to protect animals in the wild, and learn about their characteristics, habitats, adaptations and defences. See life through the eyes of these wonderful animals and find out about some great related library resources, including FVRL Playground items that can help you observe animals in your own neighborhood. All ages welcome. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: Feb. 18, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. Play Among Us with teens from across the Fraser Valley (ages 13-18). Participants will need two devices: one on which to join the Zoom call, and one to play Among Us on (the game is to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available). Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Tweens and Teens Pictionary: Feb. 18, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. How good are your guessing skills? Join us for a game of Pictionary! Watch library staff poorly (er, amazingly) draw a variety of things and see who can guess the most. For ages 10-17. Space is limited — register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Virtual Raptor Meet & Greet: Feb. 25, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join OWL Rehabilitation Centre to learn about local raptors like hawks, eagles and owls, the dangers they face, and how you can help them. Plus, get the chance to meet some real “raptor ambassadors” up close on camera and ask all your burning questions. Suitable for kids and teens. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Teen Paper Crafts: March 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all crafty teens! Join us to learn and share techniques about paper artistry. Each month will have a paper craft themed idea. We will talk about different materials, methods, resources and art makers, and share our results. At our March session, we will discuss making “seed paper” and other paper-altering crafts. Join us for mindful and positive making ideas. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: March 18, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. Play Among Us with teens from across the Fraser Valley (ages 13-18). Participants will need two devices: one on which to join the Zoom call, and one to play Among Us on (the game is to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available). Register for free at fvrl.ca.

PARENTS

• Delta School District Kindergarten Registration: Feb. 14-20; online; Kindergarten registration for the 2022/23 school year runs Feb. 14-20. As a result of the pandemic, the registration process will be online again this year. Detailed instructions on how to register will be posted on the district’s website (deltasd.bc.ca/schools/student-registration/kindergarten) in early February. Please note: Schools will not accept registration documents in person. The Delta School District offers a wide range of learning options for all students, including traditional schools, French immersion, international baccalaureate, Montessori and Home Quest.

• Free Online Parent Workshop — Preparing for Kindergarten: March 3 and 8, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Presented by the Delta School District’s Learning Services Branch. Explore the skills and abilities that will help your child have a successful start to school, and learn strategies to make the transition as smooth as possible. We will share how kindergarten looks in today’s schools, and practical ideas to help families prepare for the first day. Workshop will run from 7-9 p.m., followed by a half-hour Q&A. Chose the date that works best for you, then join the meeting by visiting zoom.us/join and entering the meeting code 502 198 9793.

• Intro to Baby Signing: March 23, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Want to sign with your little one, but don’t know where to begin? Join us for Intro to Baby Signing! Signing is a great way to develop speech and support communication before children become vocal. With this program you and your baby or young toddler can use books and rhymes to learn some simple, useful signs and discover fun ways to practice together at home. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Read Around the World: Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Read around the world with us! Each month we’ll announce a new theme — you read something from that area of the world, then drop in for a summary of books from library staff and share your favourites. Travel guides, novels, memoirs, cookbooks… the sky’s the limit. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Library at Home — for Kids!: Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Discover free and easily accessible research sites, educational resources and online book narration for kids. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Read Around the World — Mexico: March 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Read around the world with us! Each month we’ll announce a new theme — you read something from that area of the world, then drop in for a summary of books from library staff and share your favourites. Travel guides, novels, memoirs, cookbooks… the sky’s the limit. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

WRITING

• Poetry Café: Feb. 23, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all poets! Join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, or come to listen and enjoy. Suitable for adults. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Young Writers: Feb. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all young writers! Come explore your imagination and develop your creative writing skills. Join us for creative writing activities, story games and writing challenges. A program for children ages 9-12. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

HOBBIES

• Backyard Birds: Feb. 16, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us to discover backyard birds using the FVRL’s free Birdwatching backpacks. Learn how to participate in next month’s Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 12-15). Create a nesting ball craft for your backyard birds. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

THEATRE

• Who’s Dying To Be A Millionaire?: March 2-4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82nd Avenue; North Delta Secondary Theatre is proud to present Who’s Dying to be a Millionaire? Oily game show host, Reginald Smarmy, brings his popular game show Who’s Dying to be a Millionaire? to the small town of Old New Plunketville. The locals swarm to the show, but before contestants finish answering their challenging questions they fall down… dead! The local sheriffs are called in to investigate and craziness ensues between the police chief, the studio vice president, a rival show host, star-struck city council members, and the show’s director! Contestants drop fast in this thrilling murder mystery comedy! Can you figure out ‘who dunnit’ before the next contestant takes the hot seat? Ticket sales will begin in February 2022. Stay tuned for more info.

FILMS

• DocuFilm Club: Feb. 14, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a discussion of the documentary film The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, available free to library card holders via Kanopy. This film looks at the world’s first “giraffeologist,” Anne Innis Dagg, by retracing her original steps and with letters and 16mm film footage from 1956. Dagg is said to be the first in the world to study animal behaviour in the wild on the continent of South Africa. Her early journey and struggles with the landscape and the field of zoology are revealed, juxtaposed with a present-day look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Suitable for adults. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

MUSIC

• Uke Jam: Feb. 22, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Uke Jam: March 29, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA

• Thor Trivia: March 8, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Think you know Thor? Test your knowledge of the God of Thunder with our Thor trivia event! Conquer the trilogy alone or assemble a team of all the heroes in your household. Whether you’re an Avenger, Revenger, or just looking for some mischief, it’s sure to be a great time. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

OUTDOORS

• Tread Lightly! Awareness Workshop: March 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us as master tread trainer Brian Pratt teaches about outdoor ethics while having fun in your four-wheel drive. Topics include travelling responsibly, avoiding sensitive areas, respecting the rights of others, doing your part and, if there’s time, an overview of the Tread Lightly! organization and how people can become members. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

FOOD/COOKING

• Delta Hot Chocolate Fest: Feb. 14-28; various locations; Back by popular demand and proudly supported by the City of Delta, the 2nd Annual Delta Hot Chocolate Fest is here! This event is all about celebrating the passion of our local business owners to create divine chocolate creations. Our mission is to spread joy, warm hearts, and make our community sweeter — one chocolate treat at a time. Reach Child & Youth Development Society is the event’s charity partner this year, and for every cup or pastry sold, $1 will go towards the society’s Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program. It’s a beautiful cause that makes such a positive impact! For a list of participating cafés and bakeries in Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta, visit southdeltalocal.ca.

• Cookbook Club: Feb. 17, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all cooking enthusiasts! Do you love trying new recipes and sharing your cooking experiences, meal ideas or culinary tips with others? Join us for Cookbook Club where each month we explore a different culinary theme. At our February session, we will be diving into a discussion of salads. Please come prepared to share your favourite salad recipes, cookbooks, magazines or websites with the group. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

• Free Yoga Classes: various days and times; via Zoom; Deltassist is now offering five free online yoga classes each week. Registration is ongoing and you can enjoy the classes from the comfort of your home. The Yoga for Stress Relief program runs Mondays from 6-7 p.m. (Yin Yoga), Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. (Restorative Yoga) and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. (Hatha Yoga). Meanwhile, the Yoga Towards Recovery program runs Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Wind Down Yoga) and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. (Rise & Shine Yoga). For info or to register, email Carlee at carleef@deltassist.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• From Safety to Self-Compassion: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Deltassist, North Delta office, 9097 120th St.; This group is for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group will create a safe environment for you to give voice to your story and feel validated. You will be encouraged to create your own internal and external safety. The group will cover topics like establishing boundaries, consolidating a sense of self, reflecting on the journey and cultivating a future from here on. Please note that this is an in-person group and Deltassist is taking all necessary precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. For more information or to register, contact Irene at 604-238-4009 ext.116 or irenem@deltassist.com, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or jasmeetb@deltassist.com.

• Anger Management Group: Thursdays, Feb. 10 to April 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; via Zoom; Deltassist is offering a new anger management group for anyone 19 years and older. This group will teach participants the skills of effective communication, problem-solving, listening, conflict resolution, impulse control, stress management and coping strategies in relationships that may or may not contain abuse. This group is for people who have not been charged with or, are not currently facing charges, related to domestic violence. Register for free by calling Tejinder at 604-594-3455 (ext. 110). A pre-screening interview is required before participating in this group.

CLUBS

• Canadian Federation of University Women, North Delta/Surrey: CFUW is a national non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. The North Delta/Surrey club meets monthly (via Zoom at the present time) and is open to all women graduates, students and women who share the ideals of CFUW. For more information, call Barb (604-594-6145) or Eleanor (604-589-3631) or email northdeltasurreycfuw@gmail.com.



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